• Kyle Blanks, stationed on the disabled list with a left calf strain since June 24, is still at least a week away from a rehab stint. The A's first baseman isn't expected to be sent out for one until the team returns home at the end of the month, Melvin said.
• Stephen Vogt remains unavailable behind the plate because of a right foot issue but will continue to see time at first base and designated hitter.
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